• Heart Health Benefits of Beets

    Owing to their vibrant colour, beets and beet greens are respectfully exceptional
    sources of various heart healthy antioxidants from the polyphenol and other families of compounds which may protect against heart disease. Their high potassium and soluble fibre content also contributes to a blood pressure and cholesterol lowering benefit.

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    The Heart Health Benefits of Beets: featuring Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician.
    The Heart Health Benefits of Beets: featuring Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician.
  • What are the Heart Health Benefits of Beets

    Known outside North America as beetroot, beets are traditionally considered a starchy vegetable although the leafy greens to which they are attached give them dual utility from the culinary and nutritional perspective. The beet itself, the bulbous purple potato looking aspect of the plant, may be traditionally used in a similar fashion to foods like sweet potato which also have a lower glycemic index and higher antioxidant
    capacity (owing to the compounds that given them their vibrant colour) than more traditional potato varieties.

                                     
    The beet greens, on the other hand, act more as a “traditional vegetable” in the sense that they are largely compromised of dietary fibre and antioxidants in the same way we might expect a leafy green vegetable like kale to be. In fact, beets and beet greens served in conjunction with a protein source would indeed make a perfectly balanced and nutrient-dense meal that any health professional would be proud of. Often seeing a local family physician for a referral to a Psychiatristpsychologist or a councilor    in conjunction with a registered dietitian  is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health.   

     Owing to their vibrant colour, beets and beet greens are respectfully exceptional sources of various heart healthy antioxidants from the polyphenol and other families of compounds which may protect against heart disease. Their high potassium and soluble fibre content also contributes to a blood pressure and cholesterol lowering benefit. The Heart Health Benefits of Beets: featuring Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician.

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